The CIO Dive Awards for 2017
The awards recognize the technology industry's top disruptors and innovators. These executives, companies and trends are transforming the industry and shaping the future.
CIO of the Year
What is most impactful about Perez's leadership is that he does not consider UPS merely a logistics company. Instead, it is a technology company — a transition all modern businesses must make to remain relevant.See the full story
Company of the Year
The company's transition to an enterprise cloud focus over the last few years has transformed it into a different powerhouse than it was in the hands of founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Under current CEO Satya Nadella's leadership, the company is focusing intently on "intelligent cloud" — having moved on from a "mobile first, cloud first" strategy.See the full story
Disruption of the Year
Cyberattacks have moved beyond targeting web-facing and revenue generating systems and instead are disrupting corporate systems for weeks. With rippling impacts as companies work to recover, in some cases corporate earnings for companies across sectors are taking a hit.
Hottest Market of the Year
Today, the ideal company accommodates a thriving culture and free collaboration among employees. This collegial mood has created a need for consumer-like tools in the office and, in response, companies such as Slack, Microsoft, Facebook and Google delved into the collaboration market.See the full story
Technology Failure of the Year
Equifax's true failure does not lie in its IT security posture. Certainly, its practices highlight errors in how it identified and responded to the incident, but a far more glaring issue is the company's public response.See the full story
Company of the Year for Diversity
For Silicon Valley, diversity is a neglected task. It's oftentimes disparagingly called a social issue, but the absence of diversity only highlights the seemingly formulaic approach to hiring a predominantly white, male workforce. But HP Inc. is working to change that and actively addressing the diversity crisis.See the full story
Up-and-Coming Tech of the Year
More infrastructure, lowered barriers to entry and a larger population of AI specialists have opened the way for democratization of AI — and these tools are changing the power dynamic.See the full story
The 2017 Dive Awards were distributed across our fourteen vertical markets: BioPharma, CIO, Construction, Education, Food, Healthcare, HR, Marketing, Mobile Marketer, Retail, Smart Cities, Supply Chain, Utility, and Waste. See all the Dive Award winners here.